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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Port Richey, FL

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Company name

State of Florida Justice Administrative Commission

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations


Port Richey, FL

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018

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Part time Guardian AD LITEM-Program Attorney Ops Duties: The candidate will responsible entry level work in a developing capacity, providing legal counsel and representation to a circuit Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program which advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children involved in dependency proceedings. Provides legal representation in court on behalf of the GAL Program, files pleadings and motions, and attends depositions, mediations and staffings with social service agencies, GAL employees and volunteers concerning children represented by the GAL Program. Reviews case files to identify legal issues, and participates in the development and implementation of case strategies. The Program Attorney works cooperatively with staff and volunteers to implement a plan that will further the child’s best interests. Must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and extremely sensitive issues before the court. Provide legal advice and support to the GAL Circuit Director, the Supervising Attorney and to the GAL Program generally, and assist in recruiting, training and assisting pro bono and contract attorneys working with the GAL Program at the discretion of the Supervising Attorney. Working relationships must be established with judges, the Department of Children and Families and other social service agencies, community organizations, local law enforcement, attorneys, and the public. Work involves contact with people in stressful situations and with sensitive and confidential information. Work is performed under the supervision of a Supervising Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and admission to the Florida Bar. Must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. Trainee status may be granted for a period of six months to permit successful admission to the Florida Bar. Must have legal skills and knowledge sufficient to represent the GAL Program in legal proceedings. Should have ability to conduct legal research and to draft and file pleadings, motions and appellate briefs on behalf of the GAL Program. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally and deal tactfully with individuals involved in litigation and stressful situations. Must have ability to work with individuals from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds and ability to utilize a personal computer, including using software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Deadline: 17 March, 2018

Additional info

Requisition No: 31574

Company info

Celia Garcia
State of Florida Justice Administrative Commission
Post Office Box 1654
Tallahassee, FL 32317-5709
Phone: 772-785-5804